Affiliated facilities are not offered through the CNMS proposal and review process but users may make independent arrangements to use these facilities through establishing a research collaboration with the ORNL scientists who are responsible for them. Often, a user may first recognize only after a project has begun that one of these facilities would be useful and arrangements can be discussed at that time. These facilities may be cited in a user proposal only if the proposal writer first obtains written consent from the ORNL collaborator and attaches a copy with the proposal submission. Users may contact the CNMS staff member at any time for help in identifying the appropriate collaborator for one of these facilities.

Electrical Characterization (Affiliated with Optical-Nanostructure Interactions)

  • Resistance as a function of temperature
  • Capacitance as a function of frequency, bias voltage, and temperature
  • Ferroelectric hysteresis and fatigue

Catalysis Reactors (Affiliated with Catalysis; Contact-C. Narula)

  • High pressure flow reactor, (up to 1500 psi and 600ºC). Reactor is currently optimized for studies of oxidative dehydrogenation.
  • Benchtop flow reactor for studies of emission control catalysts. Reactor is currently optimized for studies with simulated vehicle exhaust and capable of lean/rich swings, for studies of NOx catalysts, NOx traps and 3-way catalyst behavior.
  • Ex-situ reactor for treating samples for TEM studies. Reactor is currently optimized for studies of effects of simulated vehicle exhaust upon structure of catalysts.

UHV MOKE, magneto optical Kerr effect (Affiliated with Scanning Probes)

  • magnetic hysteresis for ultra-thin films and surfaces from 20-500 K and 0.7 T with in situ MBE.

LEED I-V Analysis (Affiliated with Scanning Probes) of layered or thin film transition metal oxides (TMOs). Combined experimental / theoretical capability using low energy electron diffraction (LEED) and locally developed codes to permit analysis of surface structure and dopant concentration at the surface of TMOs.

UHV, Cryogenic, High Field MOKE (Affiliated with Scanning Probes)

  • field to 5 T in all direction

PPMS, Physical Property Measurement System (Affiliated with Scanning Probes)

  • macroscopic measurements of Heat Capacity, Magnetometry, Electronic and Thermal Transport

Spin-polarized STM (Affiliated with Scanning Probes)

  • Omicron VT STM with Fe-coated tips for spin-dependent tunneling


Capabilities provided by other CNMS groups